Skip to comments.Fate of Obamacare Controlled by Republicans -- Period
Posted on 09/25/2013 8:02:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
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“Why is not Boehner doing a Reid saying, anything that funds obamacare is DOA?
Because Boehner and about 3/4 of his caucus accept the principles behind Obamacare.
They object to some details, but repeal or defunding is not on their agenda. If they had the power (291 Members + 67 Senators) there’s not a chance they would repeal it.
If Obamacare is to go, the pro-repeal Members (those who would vote for it if it could actually pass and then override) need to split from the GOP. The only chance we have is to fight the election of 2014 on repeal, and the GOP can’t lead that fight because they don’t want to.
Yeah, and who is to blame for that? I tell you who. Those voters who stayed home last November and that includes many freepers
Stopping 0bamacare kinda IS the hill we need to die on.
This POS ‘law’ is the gateway to economic collapse.
Of course, those that REPRESENT us fail to see this.
And it’s All. By. Design. Comrades. ;)
Didn’t Cantor say that the House defunding was just for show, because the fix is in on the reconciliation process? As long as the Senate votes for cloture the Senate and House versions will have to be reconciled, and the guy who would do that (Cantor) has said all the defunding stuff was just political cover and the intention has always been to get Obamacare in.
If that is the case, it seems to me that we need to be starting recall efforts against Cantor and Boehner just to let them know their time is DONE if they sell us down the river for a show.
And it seems to me that we need to be getting pledges from our Representatives, that they will not vote for ANY legislation that funds Obamacare - even a “reconciled” version. If amendments are not allowed to the reconciled version and it comes back with Obamacare funded, then our R’s have to buck the negotiations of the treasonous leadership and vote down the reconciled version. Before that happens they should be letting Boehner and Cantor know that they will be standing alone in support of any reconciled version that includes Obamacare funding.
How do we get these things to happen, very quickly?
That wasn’t very clear. The Representatives need to tell Boehner and Cantor that the House will not back them if them come back from negotiations with a version that funds Obamacare. If they sell the family jewels in the reconciliation process, the rank-and-file R’s in the House will embarrass the leadership by voting down the reconciled version. That’s what they need to let Boehner and Cantor know.
And if we the people started a recall effort against Cantor and Boehner it might help them take it seriously. Is that even possible?
No go. There is no recall of a federal Congressman.
See the Constitution.
If true, sounds like Cantor is a traitor. Boehner too. The sooner they’re replaced the better. Doubt they can be kicked out though, short of an election.
I’ve been looking for the stories so I can be clear on what the sourcing is. Here we go. Breitbart obtained a memo that Cantor sent out to all the House R’s, telling them the plan:
Later Ted Cruz spoke out against this and was flamed by Pete Sessions. That was apparently when the GOP-e started really badly lashing out at Cruz, because he was pushing to have something REALLY defund Obamacare, and not just be a symbolic fig leaf for R’s:
Sounds to me like Cantor and Boehner wanted Obamacare to be funded so they could blame it on the dems in 2014. And it sounds to me like Cruz and Lee are saying that Obamacare is such a train wreck that it’s too important to play politics with. It’s not about blame for political points in the future; it’s about stopping this thing right now, the only way we can.
The GOP-e’s don’t want the blame of shutting down the government and they want to be able to blame Obamacare on the dems. It’s not really about stopping Obamacare before it gets entrenched and destroys the economy fully. It’s about scoring political points for 2014.
Now, more than ever, is when we need to show up in DC for a giant sit-in.
I’m for that, and it’s long overdue!!! Split it up!!
They want to be on TV so badly that if they ever leave office they’ll put on a pair of red pants and embarrass themselves on DANCING WITH THE STARS.
If the republicans cave on this, then turn around and run for re-election because they “wanted” to defund obamacare, we should all laugh in their faces. Why in the hell would anyone trust them to do what they say they will do?
The columnist is on target correct. The Congressional Republicans need to do what is best for the country—which coincidentally is best for their party.
If they fail to act to stop Obamacare now, when they have the ability, they will be the ones held to account in the next election cycle for it.
Even if Obama threatens to shut down the government until the Kwanzaa season if the ACA isn’t funded, holding firm is the only way to handle this.
BTW, shutting down the government was by no means as traumatic as forecast in 1995, Clinton was brought to heel and the people did get real welfare reform, and the GOP won the 1996 congressional elections.
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